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Meet Sophia, the world’s first robot to get citizenship

It has addressed the United Nations and even got into a Twitter battle with billionaire Elon Musk. See what happened when the South China Morning Post sat down with Sophia the robot for a chat

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 December, 2017, 9:17am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 December, 2017, 9:17am

Sophia is the creation of Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics and is able to track and recognise faces and hold almost-natural conversations with humans.

Its biggest achievement, which caused worldwide controversy, was that it was awarded citizenship of Saudi Arabia, the first robot to receive citizenship of any country.

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